Repair your relationship with food!
'Eating with intention while paying attention' are words I live by. I NEVER USED THE WORD 'DIET' while counseling clients on nutrition. The word alone heightens our anxiousness, plagues our internal thought processes with 'fear of failure,' increases our stress level and ultimately ends in failure.
But let's face it...we're all human and we all struggle...but what if you could change all that? What if you could start appreciating the delicious sights and tastes in front of you instead of mindlessly shoveling everything in? What if you could start appreciating the beauty and simplicity of the vibrant colors on your plate, instead of not recognizing it at all? What if you could go back to a place where food, when it tasted good to you, made you stop you for a second and pay attention?
IT IS POSSIBLE...TO STOP THE NEGATIVE SELF TALK....
IT IS POSSIBLE...TO START LOVING YOURSELF, YOUR BODY, THE SKIN YOUR IN...
IT IS POSSIBLE...TO PRACTICE A MINDFUL BITE AT EVERY MEAL...
For many people, 'intuitive eating,' is life-changing.
It’s about being present when you’re eating, recognizing hunger cues, honoring those hungry cues and learning how to eat until satisfaction.
It’s about learning how to stop labelling foods and eating to sustain yourself, not primarily to lose weight – it’s a stand against diet culture.
It’s a great way to banish binge eating demons and help heal your eating habits. Mindful eating gives you complete freedom to choose whatever you want to eat, as long as you’re mentally present while eating it.
It helps you regain control.
Therefore, oddly enough, you usually end up naturally losing weight as your body finds its rhythm.
You see, your body has a natural weight it’s most comfortable at.
When you’re very overweight, you’re usually not honoring hunger cues and you’re binge eating or overeating until you’re uncomfortably full later on. Therefore, while you might very well be eating whatever you want, this isn’t mindful eating. This is being a slave to your eating habits.
Once you stop this, you’ll naturally drop to a healthy weight without even consciously eating less.
A lot of the time, we want to eat ‘bad’ foods because they’re taboo. We’re rebelling against our diet mentality.
With mindful or intuitive eating, there are no ‘bad’ foods. The ‘naughty’ factor is taken away, which often means you don’t crave it as often – at least not in large quantities.
As a result, you may drop excess weight while still eating foods you love.
It’s about accepting food as fuel, allowing yourself to like certain foods, rebelling against diet culture, and repairing your relationship with the very thing that keeps us alive.
This is why mindful eating can be so life-changing for so many people.